How can I launch a private Internet DNS server?

Michael De Roover isc at
Thu Nov 5 19:04:08 UTC 2020

On Thu, 2020-11-05 at 11:27 -0600, Chuck Aurora wrote:
> On 2020-11-05 07:36, Bob Harold wrote:
> > You appear to have confused 'secondary' authoritative servers with
> > a
> > second 'resolver'.
> > Authoritative servers - listed in the NS records - are used by
> > other
> > DNS servers, not by end users, and they will get used equally with
> > the
> > slaves, if your parent zone has the right NS records also.  Those
> > are
> > good to outsource the secondaries.
> It should perhaps be pointed out here that the DNS protocol has no
> means to distinguish among different types of NS host.  (Yes, there
> is
> the SOA MNAME, but that is not used by resolvers.)  One NS is as good
> as any other NS.

These (SOA and behavior for resolvers) probably describe where I got
confused, thanks for the explanations!
Michael De Roover <isc at>

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